American Gun

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Product Overview

Seemingly disparate portraits of people -- among them a single mother, a high school principal, and an ace student -- distinctly american -- all affected by the proliferation of guns in american society.

Specifications

Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 202719484
UPC 796019795432
UPC 14 00796019795432
Format DVD
Release Date 4/24/2007
Rating Rating
Keywords
Guns
Theatrical Release
Violence
Editors Note
Note Through profiles of several individuals across many walks of life, Director Aric Aveline examines the ways in which gun use shapes American culture.
Directors
Aric Avelino
Actors
Forest Whitaker
Donald Sutherland
Cast & Crew
Aric Avelino - Writer
Aric Avelino - Director
Chris Adams - Executive Producer
Donald Sutherland - Actor
Forest Whitaker - Actor
Linda Cardellini - Actor
Marcia Gay Harden - Actor
Nancy Schreiber - Cinematographer
Peter Golub - Original Music By
Rebecca Casey - Producer
Richard Nord - Editor
Schuyler Fisk - Original Music By
Steven Bagatourian - Writer
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2006
Catalog ID 79543
UPC 00796019795432
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Reviews
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review Three story lines make up this tense movie, and while each has its strengths, they don't quite add up to a satisfying whole...Many scenes in these stories are satisfyingly gripping; they're rounded out by sharp performances by Whitaker, Harden and a young Christopher Marquette (Harden's character's son). Poignant moments emerge, too, as when we see a lonely African American teen listening to Johnny Cash songs behind a flimsy grill at his dangerous gas station job.
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Reviewer John McMurtrie
ReviewRating 7
ReviewSource Chicago Sun-Times
Review "American Gun" tells three stories that are small, even quiet. The stories are not strident but sad, and one of them is open-ended. They are about people who find that guns in the hands of others have made their own lives almost impossible to live..."American Gun" is a first feature by Aric Avelino, who co-wrote it with Steven Bagatourian. He shows an almost tender restraint in his story-telling, not pounding us with a message but simply looking steadily at how guns have made these lives difficult.
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Reviewer Roger Ebert
ReviewRating 8
Features
DVD, Letterbox, Dolby Digital (5.1), Spanish, Subtitled
Quotes
Jami Bernard, New York Daily News ...a polished exercise in the kind of social commentary that can wake people up.
Jessica Reaves, Chicago Tribune The structural sibling to Paul Haggis' race relations opus (Crash)...
Joe Leydon, Variety ...a cautionary tapestry.
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